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Nat/Intl Shorts Block 9: Short Doc Category

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Saturday, October 26th
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Belltable, 69 O’Connell St, Limerick
Ticket Cost: €8.00

The Short Doc Category block will feature 9 Nat/Intl Shorts Films:

Playing With FirePlaying With Fire
Directed by Paul Ybarra
Runtime: 5 minutes, 51 seconds

Everyday people moonlight as fire-spinning artists – endangering themselves for the sake of their art.

Making a Scene 1 Allstar TattooMaking A Scene, Ep. 1 – Ross Nagle & Allstar Tattoo
RHIFF Icon2019 Special Recognition Award, Shane Serrano

Directed by Shane Serrano
Runtime: 15 minutes, 54 seconds

A day in the life of Limerick’s premiere tattoo shop, Allstar Tattoo, as it celebrates its 10 year anniversary with a host of international guests. In conversation with all guests artists and shop owner and main artist, Ross Nagle.

Stolen ApesStolen Apes
Directed by Colin Systsma
Runtime: 18 minutes, 1 second

After a sting operation in Bangkok for two trafficked Orangutans leave those accountable with no consequence Daniel Stiles, a detective in the illegal wildlife trade, thinks of new ways to combat illegal great ape trafficking.

The Last OrganistThe Last Organist
Directed by Paddy McConnell
Runtime: 6 minutes, 10 seconds

A 94 year old organist reminisces on his love of music and his move to Ireland from Belgium 67 years ago.

RAW TubaR.A.W. Tuba
Directed by Darren Durlach & David Larson
Runtime: 28 minutes, 37 seconds

A Baltimore child who experienced intermittent homelessness went on to become a world-class symphony musician and professor. The Baltimore School for the Arts, a rare gem in the education world for it’s extraordinary track record of success, is where his life changed from a self-described “yo boy” with little direction to becoming obsessed with Tuba and ultimately following his dreams out of poverty.

Forgotten RevolutionForgotten Revolution
Directed by Jude McInerney & Jason Reddan
Runtime: 18 minutes, 1 second

A story about the Limerick Soviet and the forgotten revolution

The Vasectomy DoctorThe Vasectomy Doctor
RHIFF IconWinner – 2019 Best Short Documentary

Directed by Paul Webster
Runtime: 10 minutes, 47 seconds

Dr. Andrew Rynne was the first doctor to perform vasectomies in Ireland; he estimates that he has performed over 35,000. This is a distinction that did not come without controversy in the extremely Catholic Ireland of the 1970s and 1980s, but Dr. Rynne persevered in the face of opposition from the church.

Ramon - Notes of a BeekeeperRamón: Notes from a Beekeeper
RHIFF IconWinner – 2019 Best Editing

Directed by Hilary Kennedy
Runtime: 4 minutes, 14 seconds

The film follows the life of Colombian beekeeper Ramón Galvis Rodríguez, based in the remote town of San Mateo near the El Cocuy mountains in Colombia, as he reflects on the future of our planet as a direct result of the gradual extinction of bees.

I Created YouI Created You
Directed by Noel McIntyre
Runtime: 14 minutes, 23 seconds

Documentary on the creation of a life size carving of King Malachy, High King of Ireland.

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